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San Buenaventura State Beach
Currently San Buenaventura State beach is open to the public. Any changes in operations due to the Thomas Fire will be updated on this website.
McGrath State Beach is not a recognized evacuation shelter location for victims of the Thomas Fire and does not have the necessary resources to assist with the needs and necessities of evacuees. Shelter locations for fire evacuees are located at:
City of Ventura – Ventura County Fairgrounds at Miners Building (Red Cross) Includes an animal shelter for all types of animals. 1- W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura 93001
City of Ojai – Nordhoff High School (Red Cross) – 1401 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai
City of Oxnard – Oxnard College gymnasium (Red Cross), 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard
City of Santa Paula – Santa Paula Community Center (City of Santa Paula-run shelter), 530 W. Main St., Santa Paula
City of Fillmore – Veteran’s Memorial Bldg. (City of Fillmore-run shelter), 511 2nd Street, Fillmore
UC Santa Barbara Multi-Activity Center, 516 Ocean Road, Goleta
Updated information on the Thomas Fire can be found at:
CalFire Thomas Fire Evacuation Maps
Most Recent Evacuation Map:
For the current status of this park, please call (805) 968-1033.
Beach condition advisory: This past winter, storms and high waves eroded much of the sand on the beach at this park, exposing cobble rocks, particularly south of the pier. The beach area with the most sand is next to the main day-use parking lot.
This beach features swimming, surfing and picnicking. The beach has two miles of sandy beach, sand dunes, picnic sites, a parking lot, a snack bar and a beach-equipment rental shop. Bike trails connect other nearby beaches. The beach is the site for a number of special events, such as the triathlons, and volleyball tournaments. A 1,700-foot pier has a snack bar, restaurant and bait shop.
The beach is in the city of Ventura. The entrance is on San Pedro Street off Highway 101.
Are you looking for a memorable wedding or event location with gorgeous ocean views?
Contact our special event coordinator if you are interested in using our park for your next big event. We also work closely with the film commission for your filming needs.
Debbie Rodriguez (805) 648-4059
Services provided by the following concessionaires
Sunday 11 am-7pm
Wheel Fun Rentals
Available Activities and Facilities at San Buenaventura State Beach
Restrooms / Showers
Drinking Water Available